Around Landmark, you will occasionally hear a recounting or reference to the Legend, the account of that simple prayer meeting in Shoney's that was the spark that set hearts aflame with a burden for children to attend a school that honored God from start to finish.
On a fall morning in 1988, three gentlemen, later to be named our founding fathers, met for breakfast at Shoney's in Fayetteville, Georgia, to pray and to share a dream of a Christian school. After that meeting, they continued to pray and share their dream with others. They discovered that God had been moving in many hearts in the South Atlanta area - the hearts of parents who committed themselves to prayer and hard work. As a result, a few months later, in the fall of 1989, Landmark opened its doors - doors to a warehouse (pictured above) renovated by the loving labor of parent volunteers - to 170 eager students in grades 7-12.
When the school began to explore ways to expand, God graciously presented the opportunity for Landmark to buy the vacated 12.5-acre Campbell High School campus in Fairburn, Georgia. Since the spring of 1991, Landmark has continued to grow in the Fairburn community to its present 71 acres which include the main campus buildings, two stadiums, two gyms, a baseball and softball complex, indoor batting cages and wrestling practice space. Adding an elementary school at the main campus in 1994 and an elementary satellite campus in Peachtree City in 2004 helped increase the Landmark enrollment to an all-time high of 1059 in 2019. In 2020, Landmark broke ground for a new state-of-the-art high school on the Fairburn campus. God continues to bless Landmark, and the Legend continues today as we celebrate more than three decades of preparing students to impact the world for Jesus Christ.